having wrestled with “gently used” equipment yesterday in an effort to download programs that we need for our big event next week, it had me thinking how quickly technology becomes outdated. it seems like the window of relevance on so many items is getting shorter and shorter and it seems to be the desktop computer is simply going to be a thing of the past very, very soon. if it’s not portable, it just seems to be a dinosaur. perhaps if i had the pleasure of using the newest and shiniest yesterday i wouldn’t have that feeling. personally, i find myself reaching for my iphone a lot quicker than i do flipping open my macbook because its just a quicker process. i am not making a case to get rid of standard computers, perhaps i’m making a public acknowledgement that the age of the smart phone, in my estimation, has arrived in my life and i don’t look forward to ever going back. how many times to make the comment about websites that should have a mobile version or iphone app? its not about changing the way i live, its about finally having a tool that fits me. i’m thinking about all the technology that we will be using and teaching next week and how much of it can be accessed and manipulated on a handheld smart phone. lots.
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